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Location: Athens, Ga, United States

Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above. Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Two years of notes!

It has been 2 years that we have been writing about Ryan and our family to you. We hoped to make it informative and enjoyable at the same time. It would be nice to speak one on one with everybody but time just doesn't allow it. We would like to thank you for continuing down this road with Ryan because at this point in time, Neuroblastoma has no definitive end. Ryan is doing very well in school, sports and health ! His 3 month check-up with Doctor Anderson is on the 14th and his nose is still noticeably better. We will be praying for normal blood work and catecholamines. Soccer is in full swing from this week on. All 3 will be busy with lots of practices and games, meaning virtually every day for Missy and I. In addition to Heidi's regular soccer team, she was invited to play on the U-19 select team also, she should be in great shape after this season! One more note on Heidi... she gets her braces off on this sites anniversary also, Yeah!! she is soooo excited. Once again, thanks for hanging in with us and keeping Ryan in your prayers. Lots of love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

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